'The Help' Actress Sues Over Axed $1.2M Endorsement Deal

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT) -- Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer sued Sensa Products Ltd. in California state court Wednesday for allegedly breaching a $1.2 million endorsement deal for the company's diet-supplement, alleging the weight-loss product maker stopped paying her after the company's advertising campaign flopped.

Spencer, who won an Oscar for her supporting role as Minny Jackson in “The Help,” claims Sensa has committed “shocking acts of bad faith” in an attempt to get out of paying her the $700,000 she claims remains on her endorsement deal. The complaint seeks compensatory...
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